Mother, Daughter Attacked in Dispute Over Apartment

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    Bridgeport Police Department
    Natasha Rodriguez, 22, is charged with assault following a dispute between current and previous tenants of a Bridgeport apartment.

    An argument between current and previous tenants of a Bridgeport apartment turned physical when the prior tenants, armed with a screwdriver, hammer and a two-by-four assaulted the mother and daughter presently living there, according to police.

    It happened Tuesday at 1295 Howard Avenue when the previous tenants arrived to collect some of their belongings, which had been placed on the porch. Police said a confrontation occurred and the suspects got into cars and drove off.

    A 22-year-old was arrested in connection with the incident. Natasha Rodriguez, of Bridgeport, admitted the dispute had turned physical but told police no weapons were involved, authorities said.

    She was charged with second-degree assault, risk of injury to a minor and breach of peace. Rodriguez’s bond was set at $5,500.

    The investigation is ongoing.